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Kate Altmix

ashley & josh are married!

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just 11 days ago, while frolicking (carefully taking small steps) in the snow with my tiny babe, i couldn’t help worrying about ashley. her wedding was just a couple of days away and i assumed the inclement weather, the blocked interstates and the cancelled flights were heightening her pre-wedding anxiety. i LOVE winter weddings- the nest of bare branches against the occasional rich evergreen, the glittery sunlight refracting off an isolated water droplet as it hesitates to fall or freeze- i could go on. and yet, we’ve never heard of a wedding being cancelled due to heat- but ice? it happens. as i reflected on the stress i would feel in ashley’s place i also knew this: if anyone can handle a bit of ice before her wedding day, it’s ashley. she’s just one of those people- talented yet practical, organized yet flexible, aware yet optimistic. i can’t say i know many people like her. josh, the other half of this sweet couple, is her perfect match. his awareness, kindness and attentiveness to ashley and others is beautiful to see. together they really do become an unstoppable team. i understand that that is a little cheesy (you don’t immediately lose perspective on real life when working in the wedding industry- contrary to popular belief;) but i challenge you to spend a day with these two and not feel inspired, empowered and blessed to know them. the morning of their wedding, as the last of the ice melted in the deepest shadows, the air turned surprisingly warm and we joined ashley and josh for an awesome celebration of their love and the start of their new life together. what a beautiful, beautiful day. cheers to these two. :)

a few years ago, matt & i planted three evergreens in a row in our back yard- i cannot even wait until we have a stunning wall of greenery year round like this. doesn’t it look so luxurious and furry and soft?? maybe i just love green trees in the winter. or maybe ashley & josh just make everything look fantastic. it’s actually probably the latter…oh, these two:

ashley & josh, congratulations! we are so happy for you guys and we’re thrilled we were able to spend the day with you- capturing all of the sweet moments. you guys are the best. :)

allie & yuval are engaged!

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you learn a lot about someone when things don’t go the way they planned. you learn how adaptable they are, how optimistic they are- you learn about their priorities and their sense of adventure. this is really how we came to love allie & yuval. yes, we had coffee, chatted about their wedding, and left feeling great about working with them. but it was after one rain out, one game time location change and one threateningly rainy afternoon shoot that we saw their true colors. and they’re the best colors. :) anyone who can remain so light on their feet with happiness as these two, in the midst of their plans falling apart, is someone we are so excited to work with! allie & yuval, we are excited to be there for your wedding day, it’s going to be wonderful!

my favorite of their images, so peaceful and comfortable. not the bright sunny garden shoot they had planned but so perfect nevertheless:

allie & yuval, thank you for being so flexible and fun. we are looking forward to your wedding day!

chanmi & huascar are married!

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let me see if i can get this right. chanmi is from kenya. huascar is from bolivia. they are both korean, chanmi lives in new york. huascar lives in new jersey. they met in atlanta. they were married in atlanta… i’m really only positive about that last thing. ;)

meeting up with these two and hearing their story was incredible and inspiring- it’s a story like none i’ve heard before and it should probably become a movie. i know it may sound cheesy, but when we meet a couple so obviously perfect for one another- who came very close to never meeting- i still get goose bumps. life is beautiful.

matt photographed their lovely western ceremony followed by a sweet brunch capped off with a korean ceremony that oscillated between intimate and sweet, and silly and fun. which, now that i actually type that, describes these two perfectly. :) here a few of our favorites from their day:

chanmi & huascar, best wishes to you! thank you so much for allowing matt to capture your celebration! :)